Verna Mae <I>Jones</I> Morris

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Verna Mae Jones Morris

  • Birth 7 Mar 1905 Dade County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 10 Jan 1988 Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Dadeville, Dade County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 67524878

Verna Jones and George Morris were high school sweethearts in Everton, Missouri. George was known to sharpen her pencils with his pocket knife and carry her books. They married on March 20, 1927 in Winfield, Kansas where George was working for the Shell Pipeline Company.

Even in those early years of marriage Verna was a baseball fan of the St. Louis Browns, later to become the Cardinals.
In order to listen to the Browns games,George would drive her to the pool hall and park outside where she could hear the radio play by play, it wasn't proper for women to hang out in pool halls in those days. Her grandchildren grew up falling asleep to Cardinals evening games while at the lake, as she listened to all of them. She kept a little turquoise transistor radio handy, so she wouldn't miss a game.

In her later years she would sign up for cable television as soon as pre-season games began. She attended a few games, one or two World Series, in her lifetime, but preferred to watch on television. Bob Gibson,Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith were among her favorite players.

As much as she loved Cardinal baseball, she loved taking care of and feeding family and friends more. She would be offended if you didn't eat something while in her home, or at least take some food with you when you left. Her kitchen was so tiny you could barely turn around in it, but wonderful preserved produce, meals and desserts came from that little space.

She loved gardening and flowers. Her favorite flowers were red geraniums and peace roses. She and George had a large garden and grew many vegetables, berries and apples.

Her husband George was in charge of raising fish for the state of Missouri and Verna loved to catch them. Many times she out fished her fishing partners. She would cook all kinds for fish and game her husband and son brought home, but she would not clean it, that was their job.

Even when sitting Verna kept busy. She did a lot of work in crochet, everything from potholders and pillow covers to necklaces and rings with crocheted beads. She was also known for her knitted houseshoes, that she stitched vinyl soles to the bottom of, so they would wear longer.

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  • Created by: P Jones
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67524878
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Verna Mae Jones Morris (7 Mar 1905–10 Jan 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67524878, citing Dadeville Masonic Cemetery, Dadeville, Dade County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by P Jones (contributor 47471462) .